James “Jimmy” Franklin Herrera
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Jimmy Herrera was reunited with the love of his life, Martha, on February 22, 2016. He was born January 21, 1937 in Chamisal, NM to Antonio and Francis Herrera. He met his wife in 1964 and they were married in Elko, NV on June 1, 1965. Their marriage was later blessed in the Catholic Church. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes in Magna where he was active in the Knights of Columbus. He worked for Tooele Army Depot where he retired after 36 years.
Dad had many interests including watching the Utah Utes, Notre Dame and especially his Colts. He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors, playing solitaire, Ford trucks, and a cold Bud Light.
He is survived by his 7 children, LeRoy (Brenda) Vallejos, Frieda Vallejos, Wayne (Lillian) Vallejos, Tony (Carmon) Herrera, Becky Herrera, Rachel (Bob) Horsley, and Tomacita Herrera; brother, Ernaldo (Esther) Herrera; sister, Rosie Paul; 20 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Martha; brothers, Pedro and Little Joe Herrera; and sisters, Doris Manzanares and Rose Herrera.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Schorlemmer and staff at Timpanogos Regional Hospital and Dr. Al and staff at Utah Valley Specialty Hospital for the loving care they provided our father.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, February 29, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2840 S. 9000 W., where viewings will be held Sunday 5:30-7 p.m. and Monday 9-9:45 a.m. with a prayer service Sunday at 7 p.m. Committal service: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences: www.peelfuneralhome.com
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